April Showers Countdown...
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Well, the four blue "worship" guys in the timeline above mean that God has helped us through four of our fourteen major events for the month April. And that in just the first two days. Because of the late hour, and a lack of sleep, I'll try to keep my reflections on this weekend brief...
Last night was the 10:31 Senior Challenge. Covenant Life's youth ministry has adopted the name 10:31 from 1 Corinthians 10:31: "Whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all to the glory of God." About fifteen members of the senior class shared what they've learned in high school about God and godliness and challenged their peers to live to God's glory. I love these evenings because I can see God shaping the future of his church in the lives in our teens. Only he could cause our teenagers to be so mature at such a young age. The future of the gospel is bright!
This morning for our Sunday Celebration, Bob Kauflin spoke on the Rich Young Ruler from Luke. He challenged us to identify what we worship more than God and then take steps to remove that idol from the thrones of our hearts. For more provoking thoughts on God, worship, and you, visit Bob's blog at www.worshipmatters.com.
Tonight was our semi-annual Family Meeting. The members of the church met to "sit in the living room together" and discuss family business. We laughed when we talked about chickens, applauded God as we welcomed our newest members, prayed soberly for some former members now under church discipline, and learned about our next opportunity to give sacrificially.
Well, highlight number one is that we made it! Our teams put in over 275 man-hours of tech labor in two days. I can't thank God enough that I work with such dedicated and sacrificial servants! Many of them served twice over the weekend, upwards of 12 hours each.
The IMAG team did a stellar job this morning. The images were beautiful, timing was impeccable, and it felt like the cameras were a natural extension of my eyes.
The Family Meeting is always a graphics-fest, and the video team did a super job tonight as well. They handled everything seamlessly, including four DVD videos, slide shows from three different computers, and IMAG in-between.
Ultimately, God helped us! And he is worthy of praise!
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